7 of the best places to enjoy Spanish tapas in Seattle

Mar 3 2021, 8:30 pm

Take yourself on a culinary journey through your tastebuds by visiting some of Seattle’s best tapas bars.

Tapas, also known as appetizers or snacks in Spanish cuisine, are wonderful share plates that can be served both hot or cold. They can also be combined to form a full meal.

Here are seven of our favorite tapas bars in and around Seattle:

Itto’s Tapas


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The restaurant, styled after Morocco, serves up versatile small plates (tapas) hailing from Morocco and Spain. Regardless of dietary restriction, all your friends will find something to share as Itto has tapas with meat, seafood, vegetarian, and vegan options.

Location: 4160 California Avenue SW, Seattle
Phone: 206-504-9510

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Tapas Lab


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Does Tapas Lab even serve tapas? DUH. Why would you even ask such a silly question? Tapas Lab serves everything from seared scallops with caviar to Korean-inspired Bulgogi pincho, and truffle gnocchi.

Location: 7012 Woodlawn Avenue NE, Seattle
Phone: 206-775-1744

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The Harvest Vine


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The Harvest Vine serves elevated tapas. Their dishes are as gorgeous as they are tasty. Each plate will have you feeling as if you’re really in Spain — take that, travel restrictions.

Location: 2701 E Madison, Seattle
Phone: 206 320-9771

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Ocho Seattle


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Ocho Seattle is a taberna Española, also known as a tapas bar. The restaurant serves Traditional and Spanish-inspired tapas, a wide selection of spirits and wines from the Iberian Peninsula, sherry, Spanish ciders, and beers.

Location: 2325 NW Market Street, Seattle
Phone: 206-784-0699

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Nue Seattle


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Nue serves up several Spanish tapas as well as tapas from around the world. Take a trip away from Seattle and enjoy Trinidadian dishes, Korean dishes, Syrian dishes, Irish dishes, and more.

Location: 1519 14th Avenue, Seattle
Phone: 206-257-0312

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Jarrbarr is as Spanish as it gets, minus the name, of course. Enjoy tapas as well as tins full of shareables, created by Bryan Jarr, who’d traveled through Portugal and Northern Spain researching traditional ways to preserve seafood.

Location: 1432 Western Avenue, Seattle
Phone: 206-209-2239

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List Restaurant


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We’re thankful that List only has 13 dishes on their menu, because we want to order all of them. The restaurant is perfect for vegetarians and meat-eaters alike.

Location: 2226 1st Avenue, Seattle
Phone: 206-441-1000


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